Attorney's License Suspended for Asking Client to Pose Nude

POCATELLO, Idaho -- It was just after Pocatello attorney Curtis Holmes finished his opening argument in a child sex abuse case that the trial judge learned Holmes had lost his lawyer's license.

The Idaho State Bar suspended Holmes' law license this week for eleven months. An investigation determined he asked a female client to pose for nude photographs in exchange for his fee for her divorce.

Sixth District Judge Ron Bush declared a mistrial yesterday in the case against Holme's client, Joseph Turner, who is charged with lewd conduct. No new trial date has been set.

It never occurred to me to try this in my own practice. But given that my clients were giant corporations, I don't think "nude" photos of them would have been particularly valuable. Details here from the AP via (via